Sarah Glenn is grateful that The Hundred will provide her with another chance to play at Trent Bridge, after impressing on her first appearance at the venue last summer.
Glenn took three wickets for Loughborough Lightning as they secured a commanding victory over Lancashire Thunder in a T20 double-header last August – and the ground left a lasting impression on the leg-spinner.
“It was a brilliant day, and it was certainly one of the biggest atmospheres I’ve ever played in,” she said.
“It’s always great to play in a double-header with a big crowd in, and everyone at Trent Bridge looked after us really well, so it felt quite special.
“It’s one of my favourite grounds I’ve ever played at – and to take a few wickets was helpful as well!”
“It was a brilliant day, and it was certainly one of the biggest atmospheres I’ve ever played in."
Glenn will return to Trent Bridge with Trent Rockets on Saturday 25 July, as Salliann Briggs’ outfit take on Welsh Fire before the men’s side takes centre stage in the afternoon.
Women’s fixtures will also be held at the homes of Derbyshire and Leicestershire – something which appeals to the Derby-born 20-year-old.
“I’ve only played at the County Ground in Derby once before,” she said.
“I really loved it, but I wasn’t sure if I’d get the chance to play there again, but to know that I could is really exciting.
“I’ve grown up around there, and played a lot of cricket in the area, so it’ll be really special.”
It has been a breakthrough winter for Glenn, with the announcement of her involvement in The Hundred following her maiden call-up to the England squad.
Glenn took 12 wickets across six limited-overs fixtures against Pakistan, and feels the experience has been hugely beneficial.
“Things have changed with my career really quickly, but I’m certainly not complaining,” she said.
“I was pretty nervous before going out to play with England, but the girls helped me to settle in brilliantly.
“It also gave me chance to get to know Katherine and Nat [Brunt and Sciver, who will both be part of this summer's Trent Rockets setup]. They’ve got so much experience, and I’ve already learned a lot from them.
“To be playing alongside them is really good – and to be coached by Sal as well. I’ve worked with her in the past; she’s very positive and brings the best out of players.”
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